No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime
It expands by 10,000 times in a fraction of a second, it's 100,000 times softer than Jell-O, and it fends off sharks and Priuses alike. At first glance, the hagfish-a sinuous, tubular animal with pink-grey skin and a paddle-shaped tail-looks very much like an eel.
The Hagfish Is the Slimy Sea Creature of Your Nightmares
The hagfish is a slime-emitting ocean-dweller that's remained unchanged for 300 million years--and it shows. It has a skull (but no spine), velvet smooth ski...